Issued 6 July 2018
JUSTICE KERR DECLARES DECISION VALID
Huon Aquaculture Group Limited (Huon Aquaculture) today received Justice Kerr’s decision in the Federal Court of Australia finding the Commonwealth Minister’s 2012 decision that permitted the expansion of salmon farming in Macquarie Harbour was not invalid.
Huon Aquaculture’s Executive Director Frances Bender said, “Today is a moral victory if not a legal one.
“It has a been a tough, uncomfortable and very public process for all involved but I firmly believe these proceedings have been a catalyst for positive change for our industry.